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TJP Liberty Report from Gaza ‘Story of Areej’

Throughout my time in Palestine I am constantly reminded of how I would feel as a parent to endure not being able to provide all that a child needs.  Whether it be proper food on the table, clean drinking water, schools and supplies or that most basic need of loving security, all of these things become impossible under the blockade of Gaza.

Areej is a 4 year old girl from Sabra in Gaza. She is an orphan whose father was a killed by an Israeli bomb. She has a skin condition that is undiagnosed but worsened severely during the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2008-2009. Although it is inconclusive, Areej’s neighborhood was one of the worst hit by white phosphorus bombs, a blatant war crime as yet unpunished. At the end of the video there is information about how to make donations directly to her family and help her with possible medical attention in Europe or elsewhere.

Meeting Areej at her home in Sabra, Gaza.

Areej's father - Killed by Israel

Treatable but not due to blockade

A smile from Areej

To make donations to to Areej’s family
go to Tuesday’s Child website at;

Make sure to specify her family name;
Grandfather of Areej; Khamees Banat

7 responses

  1. Taher

    Good job Ken.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:46 am

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  5. For most of my life, since I started to make the effort to discover about true history & news, I have been perpetually disgusted & sickened by the legacy of pain, bereavement, loss and despair which the governments of MY country, the EU, Israel & the USA has left to millions of poor innocent civilians across the planet, in their quest for cheap oil and geo-political manoeuvering – SHAME on these people & their supporters.

    December 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

  6. This looks like bulbous skin disease as Pemphigoid or what ever. Either induced or exaggerated by white phosphorus. Null hypothesis is accepted.

    December 13, 2010 at 11:57 am

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